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5 Fun Facts About January 14 In Nevada History

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1. On January 14, 1865, the Nevada State Legislature met for the first time after being delayed due to the Civil War. The lawmakers had to deal with issues such as the state's debt and funding for schools and the construction of the Capitol building.

2. In 1914, the Kelly Mine disaster occurred near the town of Ely, Nevada. The mine, operated by the Nevada Consolidated Copper Company, had a fire that trapped 22 miners underground. Only one of the miners survived.

3. On January 14, 1963, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp featuring Nevada's state flower, the sagebrush. The stamp was part of the "State Flower" series that showcased each state's emblematic plant.

4. In 1992, the National Finals Rodeo was held in Las Vegas for the first time. The event, which determines the champions in various rodeo events, has been held in the city every year since then and has become a major tourist attraction.

5. On January 14, 2020, Nevada became the first state to have a female-majority Legislature. Women held 23 of the 42 seats in the state Assembly and eight of the 21 seats in the state Senate. This historic achievement was celebrated by women's rights advocates across the country.
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